Reading v West Brom Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-04-22

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Championship Tips

READING v WEST BROM
Championship
Monday 22nd April 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfred
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 09:00 GMT, 21 Apr 2019)

Easter Monday brings us another full slate of fixtures in the Championship and we start the action off by looking ahead to the tussle between relegation candidates, Reading and play-off bound, West Brom as the betting tips continue at the Madejski Stadium.

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Reading Prediction

Reading earned another valuable point towards their survival campaign in the Championship on Good Friday when they held play-off hopefuls, Bristol City, to a 1-1 draw away at Ashton Gate as Reading’s promising run of results under manager Jose Gomes continued.

Reading have lost just once out of their last six matches overall which was a 3-1 win away at Hull City, but otherwise, The Royals have picked up valuable points in recent weeks in their bid to avoid the drop.

The Berkshire club now sit in 19th place and hold a valuable five point cushion above third from bottom club, Rotherham United ahead of the Easter Monday fixtures, thanks to wins over Preston North End and Brentford along with draws against Stoke City, Norwich City and the aforementioned Bristol City result.

These solid results will give Reading a welcome boost prior to playing host to high-flying West Brom, and with an improving home record of 8-4-9 29/31 under their belts, the hosts will be confident they can get something from this clash, especially as they’ve lost just once out of their last eight matches on home turf.

A home win may not be entirely out of the question either, but the goals markets look good for this one; 13 of Reading’s 21 home matches have seen both teams score.

 

Key-Facts – Reading v West Brom

  • 13 of Reading’s 21 home matches have seen both teams score
  • 11 of West Brom’s 21 away matches have seen both teams score
  • 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two sides have seen both teams scored

 

West Brom Prediction

West Brom occupy 4th place in the Championship and although an automatic promotion spot now looks highly unlikely as they trail both Leeds United and Sheffield United by six points with just three league matches remaining, The Baggies will be eager to hang onto 4th spot in order to be awarded the most favourable play-off fixture when the season comes to an end.

West Brom hold a four point lead ahead of west midlands rivals, Aston Villa prior to Easter Monday’s action and despite their recent blip which saw the visitors suffer back-to-back defeats at Millwall and Bristol City, the west midlands outfit have since responded in positive fashion.

Recent back-to-back home wins against Preston North End and Hull City have further strengthened West Brom’s position in the play-off pack, but nonetheles, they’ll be wary of the threat from Reading as the visitors have lost three of their last four away from home.

An away record of 11-3-7 33/28 have seen West Brom secure the joint-highest away wins of the season so far along with Norwich City and Leeds United, but the recent losses on the road turn me towards the goal markets again.

11 of West Brom’s 21 away matches have seen both teams score and the visitors’ defence has been breached on a regular basis away from home.

Betting Tips Verdict

Reading can take a big step towards safety here while West Brom will be keen to hang onto 4th spot.


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